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Schatz: ‘A Lot Of People Are Going To Be Forced To Leave Maui’
CB: … Schatz pointed out that nearly 11,000 people were displaced by the fires, including many renters. He said clean-up efforts are ongoing, but that the work is expected to last for at least a year and half before new houses can even start to be rebuilt.
“Even in an accelerated time frame that means two, maybe three, maybe four, maybe five years before these units are back online and that depends on individual property owners making choices that benefit some of the rental unit population,” Schatz said.
“A lot of people are going to be forced to leave Maui. And that’s just a fact.” …
read … Schatz: ‘A Lot Of People Are Going To Be Forced To Leave Maui’
Disaster hits Puna: "What was once the most affordable housing in the state is no longer"
KITV: … There's a home insurance crisis erupting on the Big Island, and two state lawmakers from that area are working to fix it. The last private insurer for lava zones one and two is planning to leave this market next August.
The eruption of Kilauea five years ago continues to impact residents in the lava zones - even today - with yearly home insurance premiums sometimes six times more than they were a few years ago.
Jared Gates is a member of the Government Affairs Committee for Hawai'i Island Realtors.
"The cost is now at $6,000 or $7,000 a year for a home valued at $250,000 to $300,000," Gates said….
read … Hawaii lawmakers working on solutions to dearth of home insurance in lava zones
Waikiki News: Child Molesting Pimp Sliced Open by Sword -- could have been in a nice safe jail, but, tragically, his bail was reduced
SA: ... The target of a sword attack that occurred outside a Waikiki 7-Eleven store is scheduled to go on trial in an unrelated case in which he himself is accused of stabbing an elderly man in the heart, chest and face.
Alexander DeJarnette was scheduled to stand trial Wednesday in the March 15, 2022, alleged attack of a man over the age of 60.
DeJarnette was arrested after the attack but released from jail after his bail amount was reduced by the court June 29, 2022, to $75,000 from $100,000. His release came just three weeks prior to the sword attack July 22, 2022, outside the Waikiki store. Jason Walker, a 7-Eleven employee, is accused of the attack on DeJarnette….
DeJarnette’s Wednesday trial on first-degree assault was continued to Feb. 5 at the request of his criminal defense lawyer Myles Breiner at an Oct. 31 hearing. His trial is now scheduled to take place after the Nov. 27 second-degree attempted murder trial that has been scheduled for Walker.
On Nov. 1, Breiner and law firm Davis, Levin and Livingston filed a lawsuit against 7-Eleven on DeJarnette’s behalf, alleging 7-Eleven failed to take actions against Walker…
DeJarnette’s lawsuit says that for many years prior to the sword attack, there was frequent crime, drug activity and homelessness in the area surrounding the Ena Road store, requiring frequent law enforcement patrols and responses.
It says the Honolulu Police Department received more than 4,700 calls from January 2018 to October 2023 regarding criminal and other problematic conduct at the store — more than two calls a day…
SA: “3-centimeter stab wound to the chest, a 5-centimeter laceration to the left ventricle of the heart and a large wound to the left cheek”
2011: UNITED STATES v. DeJARNETTE (2013) | FindLaw “In 2001, DeJarnette was convicted of two counts of transporting minors with intent to engage in prostitution and criminal sexual activities.”
read … Sword attack victim faces trial in unrelated stabbing
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